Articles written by Bruce Rieman

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  • A new perspective on nature that just might save us all

    Bruce Rieman, AAI OBC Reviewer|Jan 13, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE - Doug Chadwick will be presenting his new book at the Open Book Club at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. Masks are required. Please note the earlier start time so people attending can drive in the daylight. The event will also be live streamed on Alpine Artisans' Facebook page. Chadwick is a writer well known to many in this corner of the Rocky Mountains or as we like to say, the South West Crown of the Continent. His notable books and many essays...

  • Browder will represent all of us

    Bruce Rieman, Seeley Lake, Montana|Oct 1, 2020

    It’s no secret that there is a diversity of opinion in our community. Politics has become something of a contentious, even nasty business nationally. Sometimes tensions can be high even within the State, counties and local communities. Some politicians seek to divide us or exploit any existing division for political gain. Some will adhere to party line even when it makes little sense with the issue at hand. And some will listen, seek common ground and work to build consensus. In my view the role of our elected representatives is to understand w...

  • In support of the District Ranger

    Bruce Rieman, Seeley Lake, Mont.|Aug 23, 2018

    SEELEY LAKE - Recently a petition has been circulating in Seeley Lake calling for the Forest Service to “remove and replace the current Ranger of the Seeley Lake Ranger District”. The petition also suggests there is “sufficient belief” and “consensus” in the community calling into question the Ranger’s competence, self interest and contribution to the vitality and resilience of the community. In my view this petition is an absurdity and an unfortunate example of poorly informed discussion in our community. I do not believe it represents a...